The end of the year always offers a good opportunity for reflection and the theme for OMGKRK Academy #10 is Krakow Tech – Year In Review.
We believe that 2018 was a big year for the Krakow innovation ecosystem filled with stories of growth and success. CallPage closed a blockbuster deal with local VC Innovation Nest and international investors. Base Lab becomes a part of Zendesk becoming the largest and most notable exit in the community. Global companies like qualtrics open up offices in the city. Meanwhile, local companies like Synerise begin to take over the world. Events like Smogathon scale globally showing that Krakow is a solutions-orientated city. These are just a few headline examples of a growing and more innovative digital economy sector in the region.
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Keynote: Krakow Tech 2018
Bartosz Jozefowski | Krakow Technology Park
In a keynote presentation, Bartosz Jozefowski will covered the key trends and stories in the tech community from the past year. Bartosz is part of the leadership team at Krakow Technology Park and Head of the KPT ScaleUp Accelerator along with being the author of the Krakow Startup Report 2017. Bartosz is also an Ambassador for Startup Poland. There are few individuals who have more insight and knowledge on the Krakow technology community than our keynote speaker.
Here you’ll find Bartosz Summary.
#OMGKRK Top 10 in 2018
Paul Kulon – Head Of Operations @ #OMGKRK
The Foundation Supporting #OMGKRK will present their Top 10 achievements of the year among them the launch of Innovation Database, international partnerships with Berlin and Kyiv, Wawel Dragons Cave Pitch and Summer Jam events along with welcoming the founding Stakeholder Members in the Foundation. Some top secret plans for 2019 will also be revealed.
The Growth Of Bidroom in 2018
Szymon Brylski – Marketing Manager @ Bidroom
Bidroom.com is a membership-based online booking platform that offers bookable hotels and apartments at discounted room rates right across the globe. With Bidroom you are always gauranteed a discount of at least 5% off the price you can find on other OTAs . In March 2016, Bidroom opened an office in Krakow that includes sales, marketing, PR and IT and in 2017 secured investment. In this presentation, we will learn what happened at Bidroom in 2018 including their partnership with Visa.
The event took place in the funky Metaforma Cafe tucked between the Wawel Castle and Wisla River. The designer furniture, collection of art on the wall and delicious drinks provide a comfortable and casual atmosphere for an evening of unique tech talks.
This project is realized with the financial support of Małopolska.